Liquid Bandage (2-Octyl-Cyanoacrylate) in Upper Lid Blepharoplasty
The aim of this randomized and masked prospective trial is to compare the effectiveness of Liquid Bandage (Octyl-2-Cyanoacrylate) and 6/0 nylon suture as a wound closure device in upper lid blepharoplasty surgery.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Comparison Between Liquid Bandage(2-Octyl-Cyanoacrylate)and Traditional Suture Closure in Upper Lid Blepharoplasty|
- The overall cosmetic outcome of wound closure technique (experimental: tissue adhesive Octyl-2-cyanoacrylate versus control: traditional nylon suture). [ Time Frame: thirty days after surgery ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
|Study Start Date:||April 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||July 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental operatory wound closure with liquid bandage (Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ, USA).
Procedure: Bilateral Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
Bilateral upper lid blepharoplasty was performed on each patient by the same experimented surgeon using a standard technique. One side (right or left upper eyelid) was randomly chosen for experimental closure with liquid bandage and the opposite eyelid served as the control being used a 6/0 nylon continuous sutures.
Tissue adhesives have been safely used in a variety of surgical procedures for several years. Butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Histoacryl) and Octyl-2-cyanoacrylate (Dermabond) was also studied for cosmetic blepharoplasty with satisfactory results. Liquid Bandage (Johnson & Johnson, Skillman, NJ, USA) is a more flexible formulation of octyl-2-cyanoacrylate available in many american drugstores for home use. Animal models shown that this product could accelerate the healing of lamellar wounds and studies in humans have demonstrated its safety and effectiveness as an occlusive protective film over cuts, abrasion and wound surgery. Liquid Bandage was also used as a temporary wound barrier in clear corneal cataract surgery with satisfactory applicability. There is no study in the literature using this device in blepharoplasty yet.
|Department of Ophthalmology of Federal University of Sao Paulo|
|Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04023-900|
|Principal Investigator:||Angelino J Cariello, MD||Federal University of Sao Paulo|